Orientation training introduces new leaders to BSA. These training courses are among the first steps a new leader should take, upon accepting a leadership position with a pack, troop, or crew; several sessions deliver usable ideas for a first meeting. All of the following orientation training’s are available online.
Note: Youth Protection Training is mandatory before any volunteer activities.
- Fast Start: Cub Scout Den Leader
- Fast Start: Webelos Den Leader
- Fast Start: Cubmaster
- Fast Start: Tiger Cub Leader
- Youth Protection
Leader Specific training corresponds to the position a leader holds within a unit, and is required for a leader to be considered trained and wear the “Trained” patch on a uniform shirt. As a leader changes positions, additional Leader Specific courses may be required to maintain trained status. All of the following leadership-specific training’s are available online with the exception of “Training the Chartered Organization Representative”.
Note: “This Is Scouting” only needs to be taken once.
- Cubmaster Training
- Tiger Cub Den Leader Training
- Cub Scout Den Leader Training
- Pack Committee Training
- Webelos Leader Training
- Pack Trainer Training
- Pack Trainer Specific Training
- This is Scouting
This category includes training that is required for specific Scouting activities and events. Course details indicate for which leadership positions and what activities the training is necessary.
- Safety Afloat
- Safe Swim Defense
- CPR Training
- Basic First Aid Training
- Weather Hazards
This category encompasses training that is designed to supplement basic training and gives leaders additional ideas and skills to use in home units. These courses are sometimes council-wide courses, and provide a variety of diverse, advanced opportunities for leaders.
- Wood Badge for the 21st Century
- Cub Scout Leader Pow-wow
- Leave No Trace Trainer Training